Zumba Kicked My Ass, I Want More!!!

Here’s to a new blog. This is officially my first post and it’s a happy one. This Holiday Season has been a long and painful one. I can usually get through them with a bit of spirit in me, but this year it just wasn’t there.  We were understaffed at the bookstore and after working 13 years in retail, I think I have hit rock bottom. I felt a little dead inside. I didn’t make one cookie. It’s January 4th and I’m still trying to finish making gifts for some of my favorite people. I didn’t get pictures of the kids taken in time to put into the cards this year and family drama hit an all time high.

So, you may ask. How the hell is this post so damn happy? Am I missing something?  Why yes, there is something that has turned my attitude around. Zumba.

Back in November, I decided that I already knew that this was going to be a tough season this year. I looked through our local Parks and Recreation catalog and realized that I have been wanting to check out the fitness classes that were offered FOREVER, but my fear of working out in front of other people, stopped me before. Well, this time was it. This was the moment to kick my ass in gear and try something new. The description of Zumba was fairly simple.  “A fusion of Latin and international music.  This class combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations.”  I can TOTALLY do that! I have years of dance and cheerleading under my belt.  So, I went to youtube the see for myself what it was all about.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlRPHHKJt7Q Looks like a blast right? That video is tame to what we did tonight and I’m ready for more. Who needs antidepressants when there are workouts like this around.   Let’s see if I still feel the same way in the morning when the high has worn off and my muscles have decided to rebel against me. Signing out.